2017 Honeybee Removal Information

Rex Smith’s Honeybee Removal – 2017

If you are in need of having a honeybee swarm picked up, or a full colony of bees removed from a structure – please see the following links for my contact information:  (These same links are in the top menu bar on this website as well.)

Also please understand […]

Melted Out

Though bees were active in this space days prior to the removal – it may have simply been robbing activity.   The placement of the hive raised a concern when I evaluated the colony – as it looked like the hive would be exposed to some intense sun exposure – and the week I evaluated – […]

These bees are high!

High in the air, that is!

From the looks of the comb, these bees have been here for about a year – though there was not a LOT of comb, it was a good tan/brown color – indicating it had been here at least through several seasons.

The comb and bees were […]

Brownsboro… by way of Ben Wheeler

An out-of-town military serviceman had been stationed on the east coast – and while renovations are being done to his Texas home – it was decided that it was TIME to take out the honeybees, so that other repairs could proceed.

He mentioned to me that he knew the bees had been there a while […]

Bees Evicted From Home After Unpaid Rent Due!

This rental home in Dallas had an occupant who was had failed to pay the landlord rent to live in the space.  So, the eviction process was started!

Once the soffit was opened, It was apparent the bees had been here from a late fall swarm from the year prior.  The bees were […]

Grossly Mis-Diagnosed (…or they are NOT Africanized)

I received a call from Texas singer-songwriter Kim Townsend about honeybees that were in her family home just outside of the DFW Metroplex.  She had originally called a hobby beekeeper, who got in DEEP over his head – and he had not even started a removal yet.  Unprepared, he tried to pry up flashing with […]

Lions and Tigers and Bees, Oh My!

Honeybees have lived in the roof space of this breezeway between the house and garage for at LEAST the last 8 years (since the homeowners bought the house – and for years before they bought it).  This property is located in Wylie, Texas, and was hit hard by the hail storms earlier this spring.  When […]

Joist Space Removal – Plano Tx 4-28-2016

Bees have been entering this unoccupied home for an unknown amount of time.  (After viewing and examining the comb – I believe the space had been occupied for at least 2 years).  Click on each photo for a larger version of each one – and there are 4 videos linked in this post.

Initial […]

Garage Apartment Bees

Several weeks ago, an attentive homeowner watched as a swarm moved into the joist space between floors of a backyard “garage apartment”.   On eviction day – access to the comb was through the flooring above the bees.  A laser thermometer showed that there was a hot-spot in the corner – marking the space where the […]

Gazebo Bees

This colony set up shop in the ceiling void space of a gazebo.  That portion of the roof line is shaded – so does not get hot enough for there to be a problem with the wax melting.

These bees have a very fertile queen with a great egg-laying pattern!

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